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For A Dry Season, We've Seen A Lot Of Rain

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FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) - While we may be in our dry season, have you noticed all the rain we've gotten.

South Florida's water managers sure have. They say we've logged the wettest January since 1932.

Last month also was the wettest of any month during the dry season since March 1970, according to data from the South Florida Water Management District.

A total of 9.18 inches of rain fell over the district's 16 counties last month. That's 7.25 inches, or 476 percent, above average.

District meteorologists say the period from November through January also was the wettest first half of the dry season since record keeping began in 1932.

South Florida's dry season typically runs from November through May, with an average total rainfall of 18 inches.

Above-average rainfall is expected to continue through the next week.

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